Geelong's experts in talent recruitment and human resources

Harvest is a boutique talent recruitment and HR consultancy firm based in Geelong.

We are regional experts in providing bespoke talent solutions.

Some of our solutions include:

  • Leading the end-to-end recruitment across a broad range of specialist, technical and hard-to-fill roles;
  • Managing Executive search assignments;
  • Co-creating, designing and delivering fit-for-purpose solutions across the employee lifecycle; and
  • Delivering outplacement, career counselling, EAP and coaching programs.

We do what we do best so that you have more time to do what you do best.

What’s not to like about that?

Psst – click here to find out why our Trustpilot TrustScore is the highest for any recruitment agency in the Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool regions!


The Harvest Team

Maree Herath Director Harvest Talent Recruitment & People Solutions

Maree Herath Director

With over twenty five years working in recruitment, Maree has significant global experience recruiting for some of APACs leading brands across Melbourne, Perth and Hong Kong.

Returning to her hometown of Geelong in 2009, Maree established Harvest to bring best-practice talent acquisition and Executive search to the Geelong and South West Victoria regions. Today, Harvest is a well-known player in the Geelong talent recruitment, Executive search and human resources field with strong experience in placing some of the region’s most difficult to fill roles.

Maree’s focus is on strategic account management and business development, but has a particular soft spot for recruiting across:

  • Executive search;
  • Oil & gas and petrochemicals;
  • Manufacturing and logistics;
  • Transport;
  • Engineering;
  • Construction;
  • Resources and energy; and
  • Life sciences.

Simone Jones Principal Consultant and HR Lead

Simone heads up our HR Solutions division working closely with a team of specialised HR Partners to support our Client’s needs.

Simone commenced her career in Recruitment over ten years ago, working in Melbourne and the UK. As her career naturally progressed into the HR Generalist space, Simone completed her Diploma HR Management in 2011.

Working within various industry sectors, Simone has demonstrated Leadership experience working across the full employee lifecycle partnering with Senior Management and promoting the ‘value-add’ of HR.

Geelong is home for Simone due to the lifestyle, community/family feel, and the exciting growth set for Geelong’s future.

She is passionate about partnering with her Clients to achieve desired outcomes, provide professional support and advice to meet all their HR needs. Additionally, ensuring organisations have top talent on board.

Sarah Lowes Fernando Temporary Recruitment Lead

Sarah is a skilled Sales and Business Development Manager. Her most recent experience saw her work across Hospitality Recruitment as Business Manager of a social media driven hospitality JobSite in London.

Sarah has extensive recruitment management experience and is skilled in managing large and SME business contracts, filling high volume general labour needs and low volume specialised roles in addition to putting teams in place, on and off site to fulfill client recruitment contracts.

Sarah joins the team as Harvest Recruitment’s Temporary Recruitment Lead and is here to solve all of your Industrial Recruitment questions.

Sean Walsh Principal Consultant

Sean is an experienced recruitment professional specialising in executive placements. A commercially astute consultant and account manager, Sean matches high performing candidates with commensurate career opportunities in various sectors. He is a trusted advisor to clients and candidates alike, offering market insight with a wide industry network. He has successfully recruited talent into leading blue chip and SME Australian organisations. Sean’s approach to innovation is to develop new ways of unearthing talent outside of traditional sourcing methods.

Tanya Derrett-Houghton Careers Specialist Geelong

Tanya Derrett-Houghton Careers Specialist

Tanya has over 13 years’ experience in helping people understand and define their next steps.

Tanya has worked with people across the employment life cycle at organisations including Deakin University, the Gordon and through Harvest, delivering a range of careers and transition solutions aimed at helping people plan for the future or transition through significant professional change.

Tanya holds Graduate Diplomas in both Management Communication and Career Development and a Diploma in Project Management.


Danni Trofin Industrial Candidate Manager

Danni is an experienced Recruitment Consultant with over 8 years of experience in end-to-end permanent and labour hire recruitment, as well as HR Administration experience and most recently completing qualifications in Human Resources. She also has over 20 years of experience in administration and customer service covering the travel and hospitality industries. Danni’s passion is finding the right person for the job everytime and building rapport with both her candidates and clients.

Ashleigh Durham HR & Recruitment Administrator

With a Diploma in Human Resource Management, Ashleigh brings 8 years in HR administrative support in the recruitment industry. She has seven years in the sector and has been accustomed to being the sole administrator responsible for providing coordination, administration and office management support for a team of 11 executive recruitment consultants. Ashleigh plays a key support role, assisting with responding to candidate queries, CV formatting, arranging interviews, preparing employment contracts for temp employees as well as various administrative duties.

Amy Cotton Recruitment Coordinator

Amy Cotton is an experienced recruiter, who’s worked in various sectors including administration , customer services and reception.

This experience was gained in regional Victoria and Perth, giving Amy a great insight into regional recruitment.

Amy is excited to be working with Geelong Business and Geelong Job seekers.

The Harvest Values


People First

We are people helping other people. This is at the centre of everything we do

Relentless Pursuit

We will never give up. We will push for results & strive for perfection. We won’t stop until it’s done.

One Team

We are united by a common purpose. We support each other to succeed & seek to leverage our collective strengths

Life Exists

We value the life we choose to live. We believe in equity & a fair chance for all.



We deliver winning outcomes every time by understanding our clients and providing a level of service and communication that inspires clients to use us again and again. But don’t just take our word for it. For even more reviews visit: Trustpilot   As an employer of over 60 personnel it is hard to maintain let...
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Author: Maree Herath, February 2014 “We seem to struggle to get the right people for our business.” “Where can I find the right candidates?” “I don’t have time to commit to the recruitment process . I can’t even judge if I have the right fit when they are standing there in front of me.” Over my 20 years’...
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